Tue, 22 Mar|
STOP Waste Incineration: new evidence 'Incinerators - danger to public health'
Organised by Dorset Climate Hub & Stop Portland Waste Incinerator. Online with speakers. Zoom. 7.30pm
Time & Location
22 Mar 2022, 19:30
About the Event
Online meeting - speakers:
Georgia Elliott Smith (Stop the Edmonton Incinerator - XR)
Raj Perera (Stop the Edmonton Incinerator – COP 26 Coalition)
Paula Klaentschi (Stop Portland Waste Incinerator)
ID: 831 5349 9992
In heavily populated urban areas and now on the Dorset World Heritage Coast there are plans to build and expand waste incinerators. A new report from MPs says these projects are a danger to public health and should be halted. In Dorset the Council should respond by rejecting proposals for a new plant on Portland. The all-party parliamentary group on air pollution says that incinerators are a major health hazard. It concludes that new projects and expansions should be stopped immediately to protect human health and cut carbon emissions. Damage from tiny particles emitted by incinerators is especially dangerous. The report says: “There is NO safe level of particulate exposure, adding: “There is no debate about the fact that long-term exposure to very small particles is bad for human health.” (Pollution from Waste Incineration: A Synopsis of Expert Presentations on Health and Air Quality Impacts; online at: https://tinyurl.com/mr26nd6f)
AT THIS MEETING, campaigners in North London and Dorset share their experiences of research on incinerators and the forms of protest that most effectively challenge them. All are welcome to attend.
STOP WASTE INCINERATORS